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4-Day Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Adventure

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Day 1: Adventure in the rainforest

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
The tour will start in Lago Agrio at 09:30am in the morning. You will travel by pick-up bus for approx. 2.5 hours until you reach "El Puente", the main entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve and last point of real civilization. Here you will have a box-lunch and then drive on the Cuyabeno River in a motorized canoe for 3 hours until you reach the Lodge. With a bit of luck you can already observe species of one of ten different species of monkeys and tropical birds, as this part of the river is narrow enough to observe wildlife closely. After your arrival at the Lodge, you will have more time to rest and then take an introductory tour around the area. After dinner, your bilingual tour guide will supply you with information about the activities you will do in the coming days. Meals: - / L / D
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Box Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in a Lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve

Day 2: Adventure in the rainforest

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
After an early breakfast you will start your exploration, taking advantage of the early hours of the day, which is the best time to observe the flourishing activities of the tropical forest. Your tour guide will share his knowledge with you during a walk in the rainforest, that has been passed on from generation to generation and is still applied by the local population. Watch out for amphibians, butterflies, centipedes and millipedes, snakes, birds, monkeys and other mammals along the trail. In the afternoon, you will make an excursion which will take you along the Cuyabeno River to discover the animals that live in the dense forest on the banks of the river, especially monkeys and also aras, toucans and sloths. Meals: B/L/D
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in a Lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve

Day 3: Adventure in the rainforest

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
An early morning activity through the forest will allow you to enjoy nature while wildlife awakens and the jungle arises; you will have a good chance to observe several species of monkeys and birds. After breakfast, you will continue by motor canoe along the "turtle path" to visit the community of Seoqueya, where some of the local families of the Siona indigenous group live.  Your guide will explain local traditions and cultures from the past to the present. In the afternoon you will drive by motor canoe along the Cuyabeno River to the Laguna Grande. When exploring the lagoon, you will get to know the flooded forest (Igapo), a very special ecosystem of the tropical jungle that is dominated by powerful trees in which many epiphytes grow and give the natural habitat to local birds. Meals: B / L /D
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in a Lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve

Day 4: Last day of adventure in the rainforest.

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
This morning activity will be a short canoe trip to enjoy the sunrise in the jungle, where you will have a good opportunity to observe some different types of wild animals and enjoy another moment of peace in this wonderful natural paradise. After breakfast you will have time to prepare your luggage for your return trip. You will navigate upriver to return to El Puente de Cuyabeno. After your box lunch, your bus will take you back to Lago Agrio, from where you can return by plane or shuttle bus to Quito.
Meals: B / L
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box lunch.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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